Lewis Brisbois Ranks Among Top 25 Firms on NLJ’s 2021 Women in Law Scorecard
Los Angeles, Calif. (June 30, 2021) - Lewis Brisbois has been ranked among the top 25 law firms included in the National Law Journal's (NLJ) 2021 Women in Law Scorecard (Women’s Scorecard), moving up from 27th place to 23rd place this year. In addition, of the top 25 firms in the Women’s Scorecard, Lewis Brisbois had the highest number of female minority partners.
The Women’s Scorecard is produced as part of the annual NLJ 500 firm head count report, and only the largest 350 firms are eligible to be included on the scorecard. A firm’s score is determined by adding the percentage of female attorneys and percentage of female partners. Diversity staffing counts were based on a firm’s average full-time attorneys in 2020, excluding contract and temporary attorneys.
"We are proud to see Lewis Brisbois move up in these rankings, which is a testament to the firm's ongoing efforts to hire and retain the best legal talent from a diverse pool of candidates across the country," said Los Angeles Co-Managing Partner Jana Lubert and Chief Strategy Officer Janet Eskow, the co-chairs of Lewis Brisbois' Women's Initiative. "While this is exciting news, we are clear there is still much work to be done to improve gender equity and inclusion both within Lewis Brisbois and throughout the legal industry. Our Women’s Initiative, as well as the firm’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee, with strong support from our male colleagues, is dedicated to continued progress in our workplace, our communities, and our lives."
Lewis Brisbois remains committed to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and to furthering its efforts in these areas. Most recently, the firm announced that it would be participating in the Mansfield Rule 5.0 Certification process, administered by Diversity Lab, which launches on July 15, 2021. The Mansfield 5.0 Certification is an accreditation that requires firms to consider women and diverse candidates in recruiting, promoting, and pitching to new clients.